Global Learning Lab

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Proposals

Tools, Practices, and Integration

May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New York University
1307 L Street, Washington, DC

NAFSA’s Global Learning Lab is a one-day professional development program for international educators designed to build awareness and strengthen skills in advancing global learning.

Global learning prepares students for the interconnected global economy, a top priority for universities and professional programs around the world. To meet the challenge, on-going institutional and program changes are necessary in curriculums, partnerships, faculty competencies, and much more.

The NAFSA 2019 Global Learning Lab brings together deans, faculty members, senior international officers, and scholar-practitioners from around the world to discuss strategies for incorporating global competencies into learning across the curriculum. The lab format provides participants with the unique opportunity for a deep dive into integrating global learning into their programs and across the campus.

Participants will deepen their understanding of opportunities offered by internships, fieldwork, and education abroad and gain access to strategies, tools, materials, and on-campus resources to help them plan for integration of global and experiential learning into their programs.

What you will gain from participating

  • Examples of desired student outcomes for intercultural and global learning;
  • Insights on how to engage faculty in internationalization and promote global learning strategically across programs and across campuses; and
  • Awareness of accreditation challenges when developing international partnerships

Return to your institution with knowledge of best practices and new strategies on ways to prepare students with essential intercultural and global learning competencies for the 21st century.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain global learning definition(s) to build awareness and establish acceptance
  • Encourage the integration of global learning into curricula using practical strategies and tools
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and partnerships through the lens of global learning
  • Identify global competencies and relevance to workforce development
  • Highlight the urgency and benefits of global learning integration into the curricula
  • Provide tools to assess global learning outcomes and student outcomes


May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Defintions of Global Learning
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Introductory Keynote Address: The Urgency of Global Learning
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Panel: Global Learning in the Disciplines
Why is Global Learning essential for professionals in medicine, engineering, education, and other disciplines?
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Small Group Discussion: Identifying Global Learning Opportunities
How can Global Learning be integrated into programming?
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel: Internationalization at Home
International perspectives on Global Learning
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presentation: Assessment
Assessment of Global Learning: Considerations and best practices
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Presentation: Stakeholder Engagement
How can assessment be used to engage multiple stakeholders?
Strategies to develop infrastructure to support Global Learning
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Small Group Discussions: Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement
What stakeholders do you need to engage?
What challenges will you face?
How have others addressed these challenges?
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Action Plans and Concluding Remarks
What will you do when you get home?
What support will you need?
What resources are available to support your work?

NAFSA thanks New York University for its generous support of this event.
New York University

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